Trustee Application

The Peru Public Library District Board of Trustee accepts applications to fill vacant trustee seats. Submitted trustee applications are kept until a vacancy occurs.

A Trustee candidate is someone who enthusiastically assists with policy development, financial management, advocacy, local partnerships. Once elected by library voters, Peru library board members serve a 6-year term.

The meeting schedule: The Board meets the second Thursday of each month, except December, from 6pm until board business is completed. The meetings tend to end at 7:30pm.

Library Committees: The Board President appoints ad hoc committees with a specific task and completion date.

Library trustee’s role: These websites provide an overview of the role a library trustee has in their public library.

Requirements: By law, a library district trustee resides within the library’s service area for at least a year prior to appointment and/or election and is a registered voter.

Submit the application:
1. In-person at the library; or
2. Email to board@perulibrary.org; or
3. Mail to Trustee Application, Peru Public Library District, 1409 11th Street, Peru, Illinois, 61354.

Please direct questions to Charm Ruhnke, Library Director at perulibrary@perulibrary.org or 815-223-0229.